Do You Want To Start A War
A review from Reckless Ron
In 2000 the band shortened the name to FOZZY and released their self-titled debut album, which mostly consisted of cover tunes, and by 2002 a sophomore effort of more cover tunes entitled “Happenstance”.
Between 2003 and 2006 the band entered the studio and created “All That Remains” which has entirely original tracks including the singles “Enemy” and “Daze Of The Weak” with an A list of guest appearances by musicians such as; Marty Friedman/ Zakk Wylde/ Mark Tremonti/ Myles Kennedy and Bonecrusher to name a few. By 2005 the album had sold over 100,000 copies and the band toured extensively.
The band’s fourth album “Chasing The Grail” was released in 2009 after signing a record deal with Riot entertainment, they start introducing ballads along with other monsters like “Let The Madness Begin” and a 14 minute progressive number called “Wormwood”… Fozzy really starts finding their footing.
By 2012 FOZZY was signed by Century Media Records and they released “Sin And Bones” the bands “Black album” per se, with the band letting the cannons loose, and delivering metal and melody to-a-tee!
Releasing their sixth CD this July 22 “Do You Want To Start A War” Fozzie has stepped up to the plate and knocked a few out of the park. From the opener do you want to start a war which has a bit of an industrial feel to the swinging madness of bad tattoo with Chris channeling his best Chuck Billy everythung gets off to a great start.
Then along comes “Lights Go Out”. Now my best guess is that you’re gunna hear this song in every strip bar you go to for the next 10 years, which ain’t a bad thing, it is good ;p
“Died With You” will probably be a big fm favorite ;} *kudos*
“Tonight” sounds like Kiss meets Baycity Rollers…BUT then we segue into “Bridges Of Fire” which will spark a fire in your airguitar pict hand. Bass really pumps yer subs and the Duke nails down some very intense riffage \m/an!
“One Crazed Anarchist” for me personally is the best song on the CD. I like the combination of the marching metal beat with a long forgotten progressive Styx style woven in with a touch of industrial death metal \m/
Christie Cook lends her vocal talents on the next track “Unstoppable” which again is going to be another big hit out of the park because the music on this album is intended to have an impact on all of us that enjoy good music, painting with a broad brush, Fozzy is covering their bases. Which brings us to “Scarecrow” which is a bit of an oddity because it sounds like it could have turned into a monster yet a predictable pattern emerges.
“No Good Way” has a great swagger to it with some great lyrical content which I am placing in my number three most favorite position with a great bass blast matter of factor Rob Zombie-sh kinda sing-along ;}
The second last song to closeout this Fozzy CD is “SOS” which starts out with a haunting piano melody leading into the uplifting sounds of a time when I was younger, enjoying bands like Krocus/ Boston/ Atomic Rooster and this melody fits right in there fucken perfectly! A very nice surprise, excellent.
Rounding out this metal mystery box of chocolates is “Witchery” which is the heavy metal blackhorse on this album. My bets are you like it \m/
Do You Want To Start a War
Lights Go Out
Died with You
Brides of Fire
One Crazed Anarchist
No Good Way
Paul Di Leo
I’d give this album three out of five stars and I’m glad to have had a chance to review this album for www.brokenneckradio.com and know that the band will enjoy continued success creating fine music such as this \m/
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